Tamanend Connections

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April 8, 2014

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Reading Olympics

By Mrs. Holloway

Yesterday, Tamanend students participated in the Bucks County Reading Olympics held at Log College Middle School. Thirty-five of our school's best readers competed against other area middle schools. Tamanend sent four teams to the competition and everyone did a fantastic job! The Infinite Readers received a green ribbon, Las Novellas received a red ribbon, You Got Schooled received a green ribbon and The Swagalicious Readers earned a first place blue ribbon! We thank Ms. Meenan, Mrs. McFarland, and Ms. Roth for chaperoning our teams. Congratulations to all of our Reading Olympians!

This Month's Boomerang Asset from CB Cares

April's Boomerang Asset is #25 Reading for Pleasure: Young person reads for pleasure most days of the week, either alone, with family members, or with friends.

Please take a moment to complete the online nomination form for a Tamanend student who demonstrates Reading for Pleasure. Nominations are due April 18th.

Third Marking Period Closing Information

The third marking period closes this Thursday, April 10th. Report cards will be distributed on April 23. Use the link below to check academic progress.

TMS Blood Drive

Tamanend's Community Service Club will host a spring Blood Drive on April 15 after school. If you are interested in donating blood, please contact Mrs. Amanda Higgins. Thank you!

Plan for Excitement this Summer

The Central Bucks Community School offers a terrific variety of camps and activities through its Summer Fun Program. Many of the programs are run by our very own Tamanend teachers. Click on the link below to start planning now for an exciting summer.

Tamanend Middle School PSSA - THIS WEEK:

8th Grade:

  • Writing Tests: Today - April 10
  • Science Tests: April 29-30

The best way to prepare for test days (and all school days) is for students to get a good night's sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, bring a bottle of water and a snack to school. Students should bring two #2 pencils to school. Students should not bring their phone or any other personal electronic devices to school on testing days. Cell phones and all other personal electronic devices are prohibited by the state during testing. Students often forget that they have phones in their possession, that is why we ask that students do not bring them to school AT ALL during testing days. Thank you for your support.

Keystone Algebra I Test Dates: May 20 & 22

Reminder: Students Should Arrive to School After 7:10 and Before 7:30 AM

For supervision and safety reasons, students may not be dropped off at school before 7:10 a.m. If you are driving your student to school and arrive before 7:10, please remain in your car with your student until 7:10 a.m.

Tamanend Middle School Parent Council-LAST ONE

Thursday, April 24th, 9am

1492 Stuckert Road

Warrington, PA

Parent Council is an open meeting where all parents are welcome to attend to learn more about Tamanend Middle School.

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Help Tamanend While You Shop or Recycle

If you use the following vendors, please think about supporting TMS while you shop and recycle:

  • If you shop at Target and have a Target Red Card, you can register your card for Target's Take Charge of Education program so that Tamanend receives a percentage of your spending.
  • Giant Food Store has an A+ School Rewards program through their clip-less coupon card. Note, each year you need to reselect Tamanend so that your shopping benefites TMS.
  • Use this link to connect to Amazon to shop and Tamanend can earn as much as 15% of what you purchase!
  • Clip and send in Box Tops to the attention of NJHS; or, shop at the Box Top Market Place where you will find vendors such as Best Buy, KMart, Justice and more.
  • If you like to shop online, check out the eScrip Online Mall. When you sign up for an account, selecting Tamanend earns money for our school.
  • When you recycle your paper using our Abitibi bin located at the back of our Main Parking Lot, you have not only helped the environment, you help TMS, too.
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Notes from Previous Tamanend Connections:

  • The Freshman Day and Dance date has been moved to June 13th in response to our adjusted calendar.
  • Click here for up-to-date calendar information about both the 2013-14 and the 2014-15 school years.
  • There is a Parent Portal app for your smartphone. Click here for more information.
  • Click here to view previous Tamanend Connections from 2013-2014.
  • For information about Tamanend's 2013-2014 Yearbook, click here.
  • We frequently conduct safety drills here at Tamanend Middle School to ensure that our students are prepared for various types of emergencies. It is important that your student dresses appropriately for weather, including shoe choices.
  • Because the Parent Portal allows parents/guardians to check student progress on a regular basis, we will no longer print and send home interim progress reports. We encourage all parents/guardians to log in and check the Parent Portal on a weekly basis. Parents have access to current grades, assignments, attendance, and more.
  • Students may not arrive to school in the morning until 7:10 AM. That is when staff members are available to supervise students.
  • Parent Volunteers Needed! Please sign up using our online form. Code word = tms.
  • Click here to learn about CBSD efforts against bullying and for resources helpful to parents on this important subject and more.
  • We need parents, students and staff for our Wellness Committee. If you are interested in helping with a fitness program after school, starting a vegetable garden in our courtyard, or have some other ideas to help our students and staff "go green" and stay fit, please contact Mrs. Mary McDonald, Mrs. Lauren Myrtetus and Ms. Brenda Scheffey about becoming involved in our Wellness Committee.
  • To receive text alerts from CBSD, click here.

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